WW Recipe of the Day: 35+ Easy Weight Watchers Desserts with 3 SmartPoints or Less!
What Sweet Treats Can I Eat on Weight Watchers?
One of the things I love about WeightWatchers is that nothing is off limits including desserts and sweet treats. On myWW you can indulge your sweet tooth and lose weight. Apple Pie? Chocolate Chip Cookies? Carrot Cake? Ice Cream?
Just because you are on a diet doesn’t mean you can't enjoy your favorite foods. Healthy eating and sustainable weight management is all about balance, whether that means opting for a low SmartPoint lunch so that you have room in your budget for an afternoon cookie or using your Weekly and/or rollover Points to enjoy a piece of cake.
However you choose to fit sweet treats into your eating plan is totally up to you. WW provides a flexible framework for lasting success.
Of course, some desserts and sweets that have higher Smart Points than others so you'll need to keep that in mind.
If you are making your own desserts at home, Weight Watchers has given some valuable tips on how you can make a healthier dessert right at your kitchen:
How Can I Make Homemade Desserts Lighter & Healthier & More WW Friendly?
- Line baking trays and cake tins with baking paper. This reduces the amount of oil needed for greasing and also makes washing up easier.
- Decrease the amount of sugar.
- Substitute all or part of the sugar for unsweetened applesauce, mashed bananas or other fruit purees.
- Substitute nonfat Greek Yogurt for some of the butter or oil.
- Remember that foods with higher amounts of protein have lower Smart Points values but sweet snacks and desserts like cookies and sugar-sweetened beverages (sodas, sports drinks, etc.) have higher Smart Points.
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I did some searching and came up with a whole list of desserts and sweet treats with 3 SmartPoints or less. I'll keep adding to it as I find more. If you have a favorite, provide me with the link in the comments and I'll be happy to add it too. Enjoy!
Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes with Low SmartPoints
Tina Fey's Frozen Cool Whip "Banana Split"
Sliced strawberries, bananas, frozen cool whip and a chocolate drizzle combine to create a satisfying low SmartPoints sweet treat.
2-Ingredient Creamy Jello Yogurt Fluff
This easy creamy jello yogurt fluff is a new favorite in our house. Low in calories with Zero Weight Watchers SmartPoints on the Blue and Purple plans, it’s hard to beat when you are looking for a guiltless low calorie sweet treat.
Low Sugar Fruit & Nut Chocolate Clusters
With raisins and nuts, I was able to create a low-sugar tasty treat that was extremely satisfying and super fast to make. Like a homemade Nestle Chunky Bar only lighter and healthier and perfectly portion-controlled.
2-Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies
Today I’m excited to be sharing a longtime favorite with Weight Watchers: 2-ingredient banana oat cookies with no added sugar! They are gluten-free, vegan, versatile, & great for breakfasts & snacks. I’ve been making them for years and can’t believe I haven’t posted them sooner.
Gluten Free Microwave Mug Banana Cocoa Pudding Cake
Satisfy those chocolate urges with this simple microwave pudding cake for one. Without any flour to help absorb the egg and banana, the texture of this cake reminds me a lot of bread pudding—semi-solid yet slightly mushy.
Fruit Filled Chocolate Dipped Cones
I’ve discovered that adding just a little bit of dark chocolate to a fresh fruit dessert is a simple way to boost both its flavor and nutrition. With this recipe, a little melted chocolate transforms ordinary cake cones and some fruit into a decadent no-bake delight.
WW Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake Bark
With just 6 common ingredients, this cheesecake yogurt bark recipe mixes together in minutes. After chilling for about an hour, you'll be rewarded with all the flavors of lemon-blueberry cheesecake in this deliciously light frozen dessert.
Chocolate Brownie Batter Hummus
This simple, not-too-sweet, low calorie chocolate dessert hummus is perfect for pairing with your favorite fresh fruit. It mixes together in minutes using a handful of common ingredients.
Chocolate Mint Bars/Triangles
Seriously dense and chocolaty, they contain a secret healthy ingredient you'll never guess is there: black beans! The black beans give these delicious sweet treats a rich dark color while providing a healthy dose of protein and fiber.
Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Cookies
These oatmeal cookies baked up soft and chewy with just the right amount of sweetness and spice. They've been a hit with everyone here in the house. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
Double German Chocolate Mini Cupcakes
If you're a chocolate lover like me, then you may quickly fall in love with these super-cute (and delicious) Double German Chocolate Mini Cupcakes. They baked up light and fluffy for me and with a little dollop of frosting, my taste buds—and belly—were singing!
Easy 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Button Cookies
These quick and easy flourless cookies, have only 4 ingredients. Then there is their size – little button-sized cookies with just 33 calories – perfect for Weight Watchers sized sweet treats!
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Bites
Peanut butter-infused chocolate pudding and banana slices layered between Nilla Wafers and then frozen for to-die-for bite-size treats.
Healthy Baked Apples
Much easier than a lot of other apple desserts, since you don't have to fuss with peeling and/or slicing the apples. You can use whatever kind of apples you like best for this easy healthy dessert.
Low Calorie Coffee Jelly (Jello)
Coffee jelly is a jello dessert flavored with coffee and sugar. Once common in British and American cookbooks, it immediately made me think of WW vintage recipe for "coffee fluff." Somehow now out of favor here in the US, coffee jelly is now most popular in Japan, where it can be found in most restaurants and many convenience stores.
Light & Healthy Apple Pie Parfait
Looking for a simple breakfast or snack, or even a decadent yet light dessert with the flavors of apple pie? We've got you covered. You'll love this healthy apple pie yogurt parfait. It's easy to make using simple ingredients with a lot fewer calories than apple pie!
Low Fat Cheery Clafoutis
Looking for an easy healthy dessert that works equally well for breakfast? Look no further than this easy Cherry Clafouti which also happens to be naturally sweetened, low in calories and low in fat.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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